Warrior Wrestling Postseason 2021


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West Branch Wrestlers prepare to start by shaking hands with each other.

The West Branch wrestling season is nearly over with their fourth-place finish in sectionals. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the wrestling postseason has changed. The tournament has been split up for five days instead of being three two-day tournaments and fans are allowed to attend the matches. The West Branch wrestlers had 66 points in their matches, losing to first seed, Penns Valley (134.5), second seed Bald Eagle Area (128.0), and third place Philipsburg-Osceola (127.0). The West Branch wrestling beat fifth-place St. Joseph’s Academy (40.5). While sectionals and district wrestling tournaments have passed, West Branch still has two wrestlers, Senior Ethan Yingling (215) and freshman Landon Bainey (106). In sectionals, Ethan and Landon both received first place. Hayes Jones lost in a match for true second place, leaving him out of regionals (the first two seeds from each weight class moves on to the next day). 

In regionals, West Branch placed 11th out of 23rd with Landon Bainey earning first place and Ethan Yingling earning second place. These Wrestlers will go to regionals on Saturday, February 27, at 8:00 am.


Championship Quarterfinals

138 – Mason Reese (Bald Eagle Area) pinned Parker Johnson, 2:31

160 – Tyce Cantolina maj. dec. Josh Hershbine (St. Joseph’s Academy), 18-10

Championship Semifinals

113 – Coen Bainey (Bald Eagle Area) pinned Landen Pase, 2:32

126 – Cooper Gilham (Bald Eagle Area) pinned Kaleb Sallurday, 3:57

145 – Luke Hughes (Philipsburg-Osceola) dec. John Myers, 2-0

160 – Hunter Weitoish (Philipsburg-Osceola) pinned Tyce Cantolina, 3:10

172 – Brady Proctor (Bald Eagle Area) dec. Logan Folmar, 9-2

Consolation Semifinals

138 – Nate Long (Penns Valley) pinned Parker Johnson, 1:25

Third Place

113 – Chase Fleshman (Penns Valley) dec. Landen Pase, 7-1

126 – Nick Coudriet (Philipsburg-Osceola) dec. Kaleb Sallurday, 10-7

145 – Noah Fetterolf (Penns Valley) won by tech. fall over John Myers, 16-0 4:56

160 – Cole Felker (Penns Valley) pinned Tyce Cantolina, 1:55

172 – Logan Folmar pinned Jimmy Richtscheit (Philipsburg-Osceola), 2:49

Championship Finals

106 – Landon Bainey maj. dec. Lucas Fye (Bald Eagle Area), 10-0

189 – Hunter Lyons (Penns Valley) pinned Hayes Jones, 4:27

215 – Ethan Yingling dec. Parker Moore (Philipsburg-Osceola), 8-5

True 2nd Place Finals

189 – Dominic Shaw (Philipsburg-Osceola) dec. Hayes Jones, 6-4


Championship Quarterfinals

106 – Landon Bainey pinned Bryce Proudfit (Penn Cambria), 4:35

215 – Ethan Yingling pinned Brody Pyles (Southern Huntingdon), 1:23

Championship Semifinals

106 – Landon Bainey won by tech. fall over Mason Beatty (Mount Union), 16-1 5:27

215 – Ethan Yingling pinned Zach Weakland (Cambria Heights), 2:45

Championship Finals

106 – Landon Bainey dec. Lucas Fye (Bald Eagle Area), 7-5

215 – Briar Deline (Huntingdon) pinned Ethan Yingling, 1:26